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Libraries face the challenge of providing access to electronic resources to patrons who may be in the library, in the office of a partner or faculty member, or on the other side of the world - while wireless technology and distance learning encourage students' expectations that everything is available on the Internet. Information professionals find themselves constantly challenged to provide easy and comprehensive access to electronic resources that are critical to legal research and analysis, and demand an increasing share of the collections budget.
Traditional access via the online catalog and access via Intranets and knowledge management portals each face the challenge of providing consistent and permanent access to legal information and other electronic resources.
CHARGE: The charge of the Special Committee on Cataloging and Intranet Access to Electronic Resources is to work with the vendor community to examine and make recommendations that will facilitate provision of better cataloging records and the development of Intranets, thus ensuring consistent and permanent access to electronic resources.
The Special Committee shall submit an interim report to the Executive Board for its meeting in April 2003 and a final report to the Executive Board at the November 2003 meeting.
SIZE: The Special Committee will consist of a Chair and six members. The members will be appointed by the President and serve until December 2003. A non-voting Executive Board liaison will be appointed.